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dc.contributor.authorBeese, William J.en
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, S.J.en
dc.coverage.spatialBritish Columbia, Canada, http://sws.geonames.org/5909050/en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-02T17:56:33Z
dc.date.available2016-02-02T17:56:33Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationMitchell, S.J. & Beese, W.J. (2002). "The retention system: Reconciling variable retention with the principles of silvicultural systems." The Forestry Chronicle, 78(3), 397-403.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0015-7546
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.5558/tfc78397-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10613/2698
dc.description.abstractThe philosophy of ecosystem management seeks a balance between protecting natural systems and using them to meet societal demands. The objectives of silvicultural systems listed in standard texts focus on the sustained production of timber and maintenance of quality growing stock. These objectives need updating for situations where the broader goal is to sustain ecosystem function and productivity. The "retention system" recently adopted in British Columbia is a silvicultural system designed to implement the "variable retention" (VR) approach to harvesting. With VR, trees are retained to meet ecological objectives such as maintaining structural heterogeneity and protecting biological legacies. The contribution of retained trees to yield or regeneration may be low or even negative. Among the challenges in implementing the retention system is the adjustment of yield expectations and target stand projections to account for the expected health and vigour of the future stand.en_US
dc.format.extent7 pg.
dc.format.mediumtexten
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCanadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canadaen_US
dc.subject.lcshForests and forestryen
dc.subject.lcshSilvicultural systemsen
dc.subject.lcshVariable retentionen
dc.subject.lcshEcosystem managementen
dc.subject.otherRetention systemen
dc.titleThe retention system: Reconciling variable retention with the principles of silvicultural systemsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an electronic version of an article published as: Mitchell, S.J. & Beese, W.J. (2002). "The retention system: Reconciling variable retention with the principles of silvicultural systems." The Forestry Chronicle, 78(3), 397‐403. The Forestry Chronicle is available online at: http://pubs.cif-ifc.org/journal/tfc and this article is available at: http://pubs.cif-ifc.org/doi/abs/10.5558/tfc78397-3en
dc.description.fulltexthttps://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/2698/Beese.Retention.pdf?sequence=7
dc.identifier.doi10.5558/tfc78397-3


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